Adjustable Bangle Tutorial- Wire Working Techniques

I call it the [New] Classic! The adjustable bangle is—IMHO—the staple of every jewelry wearer’s accessory stockpile, and why not?! It’s amazing alone or stacked and fits every “paw” from here to Mars. Here in the vibrant hues aluminum wire provides, this versatile bangle is easily adorned [jump-rings already attached] with the sparkle of these Czech crystal charm sets conveniently packaged in your favorite colorways. – Brenda Schweder

Instructions and pattern PDF:   Adjustable Bangle

Watch a replay of the workshop!

About Brenda

Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Earth Valentines, Globe Stitch Bracelets! – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Earth Valentines Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  on this blog are here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Love AdInfinitum- Wire Working Techniques

 

Let’s make lots of Loves and connect ‘em all together to form a rainbow of aluminum wire amazingness! This project will teach you a quick wire lettering technique [with the right pattern] and how to translate word elements into a stable linked necklace! Use all the colors to ring your neck or pick your fave for a single profession of the sentiment! And don’t forget to dot your O’s with stunning Preciosa crystal ‘cause there’s nothing like a little glimmer to make a girl feel special!

Love JB Pattern

LoveAdInfinitum JB instructions

RockABye CradleLink JB Pattern

Extra Online Workshop:  Cholla Love Mixed Media Pendant

About Brenda

Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

3D Long Barbell Connector Link: SixWays, Part I and 2 – Wire Working Techniques

3D Long Barbell Link Instructions and Pattern

The Facebook Live Workshop – Part 1

 

The Facebook Live Workshop – Part 2

About Brenda

Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Preciosa-Ornela Presents HeartFelt Projects

Seed Bead Heart Pendant designed by Helena Chmelíková

It does not have to be Valentine’s Day for you to express how much somebody means to you. You can give your loved ones a small token of your appreciation at any time. The wide range of shapes, sizes and colors of the beads and seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ range will enable you to create an interesting pattern or color mix. This will make the seed bead heart a true original.

TECHNIQUE: BEADWEAVING – RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE AND SQUARE STITCH

PROJECT PDF:  Red heart seed-bead-pendant

Red Hot Necklace designed by Helena Chmelíková

Fire polished beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand are an inherent part of the standard range of glass beads offered for the creation of costume jewelry accessories.  The glint of classically faceted beads always provides a luxurious appearance and an elegant impression. The perfect lacy working of the necklace sewn using three sizes of fire polished beads requires experience and a patient and precise approach on the part of the beadworker.

TECHNIQUE: BEADWEAVING

Project PDF:  Red Hot Necklace

Crocheted Heart made of Fire Polished beads and Rocailles

A handmade gift is always appreciated so much more. Use the so-called square stitch to create a three-dimensional heart using beads and seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ which is guaranteed to be an excellent gift for every occasion.

TECHNIQUE: SQUARE STITCH

Project PDF:  Crocheted heart

Bead Connector Link Tutorial – Wire Working Techniques

Connections are the biggest challenge when creating wire jewelry! Why not emphasize those connections with gorgeous gemstone beads?  These links are fabulous for long and bold statement necklaces, but can work—curved—for bracelets (just add a clasp) and—a little wonky—as earrings (finish with ear-wires)!

The Facebook Live Workshop is just a click away.

The instructions and patterns are here:

Bead Connection Link JB instructions

Bead Connection JB instructions

Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry
She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Pearl Cuff Bracelets – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The recorded live class is here (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Class Project PDF is here: Pearl Cuff Bracelets Step-by-Step

Live Class took place January 15th, 5pm Central Time

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  on this blog are here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Add A Bead Kinetic Link Refresh – Wire Working Techniques

 

Is this a wire working technique you would love to learn?  These necklaces are the result of the a live workshop by Brenda Schweder.

 

The instructions and patterns are here:  Add A Bead Kinetic Link PDF

Link to the recorded class on YouTube.

Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry
She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.